Texas High’s Tevailance Hunt Commits to TCU
For three months Texas High 2018 receiver Tevailance Hunt was a solid commit to the University of Kansas.
Then he took a trip to Fort Worth for TCU's camp under the lights two weeks ago.
The Horned Frogs offered Hunt that night, and a few days later, he re-opened his recruitment, setting the stage for Friday night's announcement.
Hunt officially flipped from Kansas to TCU, he reported on his Twitter account.
The Texas High playmaker became the second East Texas recruit in the 2018 class to pledge to the Horned Frogs, joining Van offensive tackle Kris Dike.
Hunt's other major Division I offers included opportunities from Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, and Tulsa.
Last season, Hunt served as Texas High’s second-leading receiver with 701 yards and 10 touchdowns on 36 receptions. He helped Texas High to a 10-0 regular season, its first since 2006.
Hunt will be paired with first-year starting quarterback Coltin Clack in 2017. The new signal-caller already owns Division I offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU and Southern Miss without a varsity start.
The Tigers will be coached by first-year boss Gerry Stanford, who was hired to replace longtime Texas High head coach Barry Norton, who moved to crosstown rival Arkansas High during the offseason.
Stanford’s previous head coaching stops included White Oak and, most recently, Flower Mound Marcus.
TCU went 6-7 last season in its first campaign without Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin at quarterback. The season ended with a loss to Georgia in the Liberty Bowl.
Boykin’s final TCU team, in 2015, finished second in the Big 12 Conference and closed the year ranked seventh in the final Associated Press poll.
Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson has seen ups and downs before, particularly since joining the Big 12 in 2012. The last time TCU finished with a sub-.500 record under Patterson, back in 2013, the next team recorded a 12-1 season and tied for the Big 12 championship.
Patterson owns a 149-54 record as the Horned Frogs’ leader through 16 full seasons. Six of his teams closed campaigns ranked 10th or better in at least one of the two major polls.
Hunt will first become eligible to sign with any Division I school that offers him in December.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-2, 211 — committed to SMU; additional offers from Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (7)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Iowa State, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Texas, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, ULL, Virginia (18)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-3, 200 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Arkansas State, Army, Memphis, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Wyoming (13)
- Hunter Brabham, Hughes Springs, DE, 6-3, 235 — committed to Army (1)
- Drake Centers, Tatum, OL, 6-3, 296 — committed to Texas State; additional offers from SMU, Southern Miss, ULM (4)
- Kylar Cooks, Liberty-Eylau, OL, 6-5, 252 — committed to Texas State; additional offers from Arkansas State, North Texas, ULL (4)
- Jeremiah Davis, Lufkin, CB, 5-10, 194 — committed to ULL (1)
- Kris Dike, Van, OL, 6-6, 283 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Colorado, Houston, Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Tulane (8)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 209 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Mississippi State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL (6)
- Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offers from Florida Atlantic, New Mexico State, Tulane, ULL, ULM (5)
- Conner Henson, Harmony, OL, 6-3, 243 — committed to ULM; additional offer from ULL (2)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, OL, 6-3, 353 — committed to LSU; additional offers from Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Rice, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (17)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Memphis, Nevada, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, Tulsa (17)
- Dewaylon Ingram, Carthage, WR, 6-0, 160 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Florida State, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, LSU, Memphis, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, UTSA (27)
- Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 163 — committed to Houston; additional offers from Arkansas State, Texas State (3)
- Chris Kessler, Longview, K, 5-9, 150 — offer from Army (1)
- Kameron King, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 275 — offers from Memphis, North Texas, Tulane, ULM, Southern Miss (5)
- Trevor Lawrence, Whitehouse, DE, 6-4, 245 — committed to Texas State; additional offer from ULM (2)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, S, 6-4, 196 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (30)
- Leonard Parks, Texas High, DE, 6-5, 230 — committed to SMU; additional offer from ULM (2)
- Michael Sanchez, Gladewater, TE/OL, 6-5, 327 — offer from Houston (1)
- Jonathan Shepherd, Kilgore, WR, 6-3, 196 — committed to Oklahoma State; additional offers from Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Houston, Kansas State, ULM, Missouri, New Mexico, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech (15)
- Marje Smith, Marshall, DE, 6-6, 210 — committed to Baylor (1)
- DaRyan Williams, Nacogdoches, S, 5-10,199 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, Memphis, Mississippi State, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Washington State, Wyoming (16)